NOVA Program Answers Vaccination Questions

Sep 10, 2014

Diseases that were largely eradicated in the U.S. a generation ago are returning - in part because some parents aren’t letting their children get vaccinated. Tonight’s PBS NOVA program, “Vaccines - Calling the Shots,” examines the science of immunization and the risks of opting out.

PBS' new NOVA special "Vaccines - Calling the Shots" takes viewers around the world to track epidemics and explore the science behind vaccinations.
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Brian Zikmund-Fisher is among the scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists and parents  on the program discussing questions about vaccines and the role of immunization in public health. Dr. Zikmund-Fisher is an associate professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed the psychology of risk and how people make decisions.

"NOVA: Vaccines - Calling the Shots" airs on SDPB1 Television following this evening's address from President Obama at 8 pm, Central; 7 pm, Mountain.